Rooftops and Observing

Last summer I discovered a beautiful restaurant called Lavelle on King Street West in Toronto.  I stopped by in the afternoon before the crowds to observe the beautiful skyline and enjoy the gorgeous rooftop patio.

Something about rooftop patios designed with such luxury automatically gives me a burst of energy and pumped for a fun girls night out or a hot date with handsome husband.

What are some of your favourite rooftop patios?


Culture and Food in Toronto

It doesn’t matter what city we go to, we always want to know about the food. People love to eat and finding great restaurants is a must for my tummy and I’m sure for yours too. What I love most about Toronto is all the different cultures and being able to experience them at festivals, street parties, community centers and restaurants. I love West Indian food and I’ll devour a roti any day. I first tried this Trinidadian restaurant, Island Foods, back in year 2000 and since then this restaurant has never disappointed me.

Pictured below is the goat meat seasoned in a curry stew with potatoes wrapped in roti (Indian flatbread). Every single bite had me wanting more, even when I was full.  I waited about 25 minutes to place my order and it was worth every minute of the wait. By the way, the lineup of people there was a good reflection of who makes up the population of Toronto and you have not seen diversity until you experience Toronto! We had all ages of people in the line both male and female from Latino to Indian to West Indian to White to Korean to African to Middle Eastern and multicultural peeps all waiting for West Indian Food. I loved it!!!

Now let’s talk about the ambiance of this place.  I’m a little surprised there has not been a round of renovations for 20 years. The ambiance is extremely laid back and it is more of a takeout place than a spot you’d want to host a party in.

The food gets five stars!! If you have never had a roti before, let this be a place of choice when you visit Toronto. Vegetarian options are available.

Have you had anything awesome in Toronto? I’d love to hear about it. Please share!



Airport Car Rentals in Toronto Part 2

My experience with EZ Car Rentals turned out to be okay in the end.  The speed of return was like it sounds, easy.  Upon arrival the staff quickly checked the car and within 3 minutes the shuttle driver was ready to get us to the airport.  The whole process this time was about 10 minutes and that included a quick stop to another lot for EZ Car Rentals.

Word of advice:  You should still arrive at EZ Car Rentals at least 30 minutes before you want to arrive at the airport because you may arrive at a time when the shuttle is not ready to go.  If I had arrived a couple of minutes later, I would have waited at least 20 minutes.  I believe they only have one driver and this driver is also picking and dropping off guests for their partner hotel, NU Hotel.


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